A350-1000 gets EASA & FAA Certification

The A350-1000 received certification from both major authorities Tuesday after almost a year of test flights. The first customer aircraft for Qatar is due to transfer from assembly to flight test on 5th December.

The importance of the tests and lessons learnt from the A359 have allowed Airbus to maintain its performance to weight ratio, something airliners often struggle with – the A359 and Boeing 787-8 suffered from over-weight issues at first.

169 A350-1000’s remain on order along with 612 A359’s.